2 independent reviews for France self guided challenging cycling holiday

Reviews for France self guided challenging cycling holiday

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review 18 Aug 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All the fantastic wines, I have never tasted such good wines. And of course the hospitality of the hosts, Carolynn and Peter

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If you are looking for a holiday where you can do different physical activities during the day, relax and have good meals with pleasant people in the evening, this is the place to go. I was a solo traveller and I felt very welcome. It was recomendable beeing a solo traveller at this place.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, I did. Much of the food and wine was very local, local and nearly local. Through my conversations with C&P during the week, there is no doubt they are very concerned with the surroundings and are environmentally conscious

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

For me, a solo traveller that needed to stress down, the vacation was perfect. I'm a roadcyclist and had very good rides in the areas around thanks to the maps that was made and their recommendations for the areas. My room was also very nice. There was also time enough after the ride to take a dip in the pool or just relax. Also high score for the "aperitifs-at-seven":)

review 4 Oct 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The most memorable part was Carolynn and Peter's warm hospitality involving lovely food, generous amounts of good wine and cognac and lively conversation around the dinner table. Domino the dog made everyone feel loved. The road cycling is excellent due to the almost deserted roads and hilly terrain. The routes provided are easy to follow, varied and provide a good workout over the week.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to put on weight as the food and wine is abundant and hard to resist! Le Moulin and the surrounding area are very quiet so this holiday is best suited to people who are happy making their own entertainment be it cycling, walking, relaxing by the pool or just enjoying the tranquility of somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The breakfasts and dinners are all communal with a different seating plan every night so you need to be ready to be sociable. This wouldn't suit couples who just want to shut out the rest of the world.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - a considerable amount of the food and drink is locally produced and there is a strong emphasis on recycling and minimising waste.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. It gave me exactly what I wanted - great cycling, wonderful food and good company in tranquil, natural surroundings. Very good value for money.

Read the operator's response here:

Merci beaucoup Carol for a lovely review - and we very much enjoyed your good company at le Moulin du Chemin. Our route-notes have been revised to eliminate the anomalies you kindly pointed out. We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again in the future. Thank you and kind regards, Peter and Carolynn le Moulin du Chemin

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